1989 Honda Civic Code8 and Code4

1989 Honda Civic

Honda Civic On the 1989 Honda Civic, the code 8 and the code 4 are both pointing to a problem with the Crankshaft Position Sensor. On this vehicle, the Crankshaft Sensor is built into and part of the Distributor Assembly. Carefully inspect the Orange wire and the White wire for any loose, broken, damaged or rubbed-through wires. If the visual inspection checks ok, the harness should be tested for any shorts or opens. And the on-board computer tested for functionality. If the testing proves both are good, replace the Distributor…

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2010 Cadillac SRX P0496 Purge Solenoid

2010 Cadillac SRX

Cadillac SRX On the 2010 Cadillac SRX, the P0496 is pointing to a problem with the EVAP (emissions control/recovery) Purge System. More commonly here, the problem will lie in the EVAP Canister Purge Solenoid Valve. It’s located on the top of the engine. Remove the engine cover to gain access. Carefully inspect the vacuum lines for any cracks, holes or disconnections. Inspect the electrical connector for any loose, broken or damaged wires. If the inspections check ok, a scan-tool should be used to monitor the fuel tank pressure sensor. The Fuel…

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2008 Jeep Commander Blend Door Actuator

2008 Jeep Commander

Jeep Commander On the 2008 Jeep Commander, when the air temperature is only correct on one side of the dash, this is most commonly due to a faulty Blend Door Actuator. This is a little motor that turns the door internal of the HVAC housing. It is used to switch between heat and A/C as commanded by the control panel. You can find the passenger’s side actuator is located behind the passenger’s side dash mounted to the side of teh HVAC housing. To gain access, the glove compartment will need…

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2002 Honda Accord 2.3L P1381 CYP Sensor

2002 Honda Accord

Honda Accord On the 2002 Honda Accord with the 2.3L engine,  the P1381 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Cylinder Position Sensor. This sensor is built into a part of the Distributor Assembly. Carefully inspect the electrical connector and wire harness to the distributor for any loose, broken or damaged wires. Inspect the spark plug wires and make sure they are in good condition (no chips, tears, stretched out, etc..). If these all check ok, the Distributor Assembly will need to be replaced. Does your…

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2013 Dodge Ram Check Fuel Cap P0456

2013 Dodge Ram

Dodge Ram On the 2013 Dodge Ram, when the Check Fuel Cap lights comes on and then is followed by the Check Engine Light, this can mean more than just a loose or faulty Fuel Cap. This can also mean there is a problem somewhere in the EVAP System. First and foremost however, is to check the Fuel Cap. Check the underside of the fuel cap for any cracks or signs of defects. Make sure the cap is seating correctly. If there are any doubts about the inspection of the cap, replace…

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2009 Ford Escape B1342 ABS Module

2009 Ford Escape

Ford Escape On the 2009 Ford Escape, The B1342  is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a fault with the Electronic Brake Control Module (aka “ABS Module”). When this code sets alone, more times than not, the module has failed internally and will need to be replaced. Inspect the electrical connector and wire harness for any loose, broken or damaged wires before replacement. The module is located in the rear, driver’s side corner of the engine compartment.   Does your vehicle have a similar problem? Get connected to a Live…

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2006 Ford Freestar 3.9L P0401 EGR flow

2006 Ford Freestar

Ford Freestar On the 2006 Ford Freestar 3.9L engine, The P0401  is pointing to an insufficient flow in the EGR System. This can be due to a leak somewhere in the EGR System, a faulty EGR Control Solenoid, a faulty EGR Pressure Feedback Sensor or a faulty EGR Valve itself. On this vehicle, the EGR Valve, Pressure Feedback Sensor and Solenoid are all one assembly and labeled as an EGR Module. You can find the EGR Module located on the top, front, driver’s side of the engine. Carefully inspect the metal tubes and…

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2006 Mitsubishi Lancer P0421 Converter

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer On the 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, The P0421 is a fairly straight forward code pointing to a failing Warm-up Catalytic Converter. The Oxygen Sensors measure the amount of emissions in the exhaust going into, and then out of the converter. When they see that the converter is not “cleaning” the exhaust enough to meet specs, the Converter is deemed “below threshold” and the P0421 is set. Make sure there are no current cylinder misfires. Make sure there are no leaks in the exhaust system. Which, if there were, you should…

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2010 Toyota Camry 2.5L P0015 OCV

2010 Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry On the 2010 Toyota Camry 2.5L engine, the P0015 is pointing to a problem with the Exhaust Camshaft Oil Control Valve. This can also be an issue of Valve timing (timing jumped – not very common). A problem with the camshaft gear assembly (not very common). Or a problem with the ECM (on-board computer, also not very common). More commonly here, you will usually find the oil control valve screen is clogged. You can find the valve located on the passenger’s side, rear of the engine, just to the side of the oil fill cap.…

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2002 Lexus IS300 C1201 P0302

2002 Lexus IS300

Lexus IS300 On the 2002 Lexus IS300, The C1201 is not a trouble code. A C1201 code is set as an informational code stating that the Trac/VSC system has been temporarily turned off because the Check Engine Light is on. So, fix the reason the Check Engine Light is on, and this code will clear by itself. The P0302 is a Cylinder Misfire on Cylinder #2. There are a few different things that can cause a single-cylinder misfire. A cylinder misfire can be due to a faulty Spark Plug, a faulty Ignition…

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